Report: Patrick Chung agrees to one-year extension

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Safety Patrick Chung has agreed to a one-year extension with the Patriots through 2021, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Chung is due to make $1.9 million in base salary and count $4.175 million against the salary cap this season. He is due $1.9 million in base salary in 2020, too, with a $3.6 million cap.

Chung, 31, has played nine of his 10 seasons in New England. He spent 2013 in Philadelphia.

A second-round choice of the Patriots in 2009, Chung has 660 tackles in his Patriots career with 11 interceptions and 51 pass breakups.

Chung played 887 defensive snaps — 85 percent — and 186 special teams snaps — 41 percent — last season. He made 84 tackles, one interception and three pass breakups. Chung broke his arm in Super Bowl LIII.

25 responses to “Report: Patrick Chung agrees to one-year extension

  1. After a bit of a rough start with the pats early on, he has become a real positive player for them, still has something left in the tank, good to lock him up for relatively cheap- plays a ton 85% on D and 41% on ST’s? That is a huge contribution- now how about some WR’s, and a DL or two? Also have to draft a T, someone who can be a swing guy, sure hope wynn and his “smallness'(for the position) works out

  2. One of the most under rated S’s in the league. Chung is strong enough to play in the box and quick enough to cover TE’s and RB’s. The Pats have a very strong secondary, but they are getting a little old at S with both McCourty and Chung over 30.

    Look for them to get younger before next year at that spot.

  3. Good for him. One of my favorite players. Guy is not afraid to play hard and get dirty.

  4. Good move. Chung is an underrated player, even here in NE. Plays very well against the run, great at covering most TE’s, and is decent covering slot and WR’s…. and of course is a valuable special teams contributor.

  5. tylawspick6 says:
    April 12, 2019 at 10:18 pm
    Sweet! The best Rover in the league.

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    And if he signed elsewhere you would be claiming he is washed up

  6. SWFLPC.INC says:
    April 13, 2019 at 9:52 am
    tylawspick6 says:
    April 12, 2019 at 10:18 pm
    Sweet! The best Rover in the league.

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    And if he signed elsewhere you would be claiming he is washed up

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    Nope. Been a fan for years. Would wish him well to collect more money elsewhere on the twilight of his career.

    But, your jealousy is a delight!

  7. jchemengr says:
    April 13, 2019 at 9:32 am
    Order has been restored to the universe. With the Hogan signing the Pats are back to 4 comp picks in 2020. Two 3’s and 2 6’s.

    5 2 Rate This

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    And if BB continues to hit, costs will be down and another dynasty could be formed even without a Brady under Center.

    Cap health and the leverage a GM has to work with as the thing.

  8. Given his leadership and skill set, I think Chung is underpaid and a real bargain for the Patriots’ bottomline. Sure glad to have him back, though.

  9. billsrthefuture says: Cool. The only talent they’re retaining are players past their prime.
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    You only reinforce what we already know – that Bills fans don’t know what a prime player is.

  10. streetyson says:
    April 13, 2019 at 11:29 am

    billsrthefuture says: Cool. The only talent they’re retaining are players past their prime.
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    This extension is for 2021. The only reason they’d do that now is to restructure and reduce the cap hit in 2019.

  11. Nothing special about this guy, he’s exceedingly average and in decline. They monkeyed with the numbers to make his cap hit less painful.

    Five years of subpar drafting is catching up, but hopefully there will be an influx of real talent this year.

  12. gimmeabruschi says:
    April 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm
    Nothing special about this guy, he’s exceedingly average and in decline. They monkeyed with the numbers to make his cap hit less painful.

    Five years of subpar drafting is catching up, but hopefully there will be an influx of real talent this year. Have you been watching the pats the last five years? 😂😂😂

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